- Alvo Minerals is an exploration and development company with a district-scale project in Tocantins and Goias states, central Brazil.
- Historic exploration programs have indicated high-grade copper-zinc deposits containing lead and silver. These results were confirmed in the 2012 JORC resource estimate that indicated 4.6 million tonnes @ 1 percent copper, 3.9 percent zinc, 0.4 percent lead, 20 grams per ton (g/t) silver.
- Alvo has acquired mineral rights over multiple areas covering more than 850 square kilometers, including more than 70 kilometers of strike covering the prospective geological sequence.
- Alvo completed 15,697 meters of diamond drilling and 1,467 meters of reverse circulation drilling at the Palma project up to the end of 2022, with an updated MRE expected in 2023.
- Palma is surrounded by active mines, including Lundin Mining’s Chapada copper-gold mine and Serra Verde’s rare earth elements (REE) project. There are also major nickel (Anglo American), gold, bauxite and phosphate operating mines within the district.
- The Palma project has excellent infrastructure including abundant hydroelectric power and strong community and political support.
- An experienced management team leads the company with the right equipment and funding to fully capitalize on its promising district-scale opportunity.
While the copper market has been affected by overall economic conditions, the metal is necessary for the long-term decarbonization movement. In 2023, Fitch Solutions revised its 2023 copper price forecast from $8,400 per tonne to $8,500 due to higher demand and weaker supply. Copper prices will also continue to increase each year to $9,100 per tonne in 2024, $9,400 per tonne in 2025, $9,800 per tonne in 2026, and up to $11,500 per tonne in 2031.
Latin America is a dominant player in global mining, leading in copper, silver and iron ore production. Codelco, the major Chilean mining company, is the largest copper producer worldwide. Additionally, significant partnerships with automotive manufacturers, such as Ford, create even greater interest in the region. Major players in Brazil’s mining landscape include Ero Copper (TSX:ERO), a high-margin, high-growth green copper producer with fully funded operations in Para, Mato Grosso and Bahia.
Alvo Minerals (ASX:ALV) is an exploration and development company focused on a district-scale opportunity in the underexplored Palmeiropolis region of central Brazil. The advanced-stage Palma project has produced exploration results that indicate high-grade copper-zinc deposits in a rich volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) district. The project is surrounded by active mines, including Lundin Mining’s Chapada copper-gold mine and Serra Verde’s REE project.